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Average weekly earnings down

AVERAGE weekly earnings are down 3.8% in the past year, according to figures released by the CSO. The figures reflect a 2.2% fall in hours worked and a 1.5% drop in average hourly earnings. The highest falls in weekly earnings were in Education (-9.1%) and Transport (-1.5%). Weekly earnings in the private sector fell by 2.8% compared with a fall of 5.5% in the public sector.

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